Title: JIM STRYKER: "FULL-FRONTAL ERECT" NUDE COLOR...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Champion Studio, 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 1 pages. Published in 1988. Rare Jim Stryker and Walter Kundzicz/Champion Studios collectible item. A contemporary (1988) color photographic print of Jim Stryker, the single most popular and most good-looking male-nude model discovered by Walter Kundzicz, in one of his earliest (and very few) full-frontal nude portraits. The print measures 3.5 X 5 inches and is presented "bleed". Champion Studio's vintage prints were "pocket size" and had white borders, the widespread practice in the 1960's. It is encased in a protective plastic sheet. The photograph shows Jim Stryker in a Modern full-profile pose, Perfection Incarnate, with a semi-erect penis. He is photographed in a dramatically lit studio setting and has close-cropped hair (Stryker grew his hair out for his later sessions with Kundzicz). The photograph belonged to the small surviving number of portraits in Walter Kundzicz's possession. The original prints were taken by Kundzicz's partner after Champion Studios dissolved, have completely vanished, and never been found. Furthermore, Stryker did not pose completely nude again in any of his later iconic portraits, and this photograph does not appear in Walter Kundzicz's "Champion" book. Jim Stryker is the prototypical All-American male beauty. He anticipates by about two decades the model/stars of the reigning American photographer of the male nude, Bruce Weber. This is the genuine article, an absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Jim Stryker, Walter Kundzicz/Champion, and male erotic art photography collectors. This original color photographic print is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the print available online, is eminently suitable for framing, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: There are Jim Stryker/Walter Kundzicz prints and digital copies available online, but most of them have major flaws and have little or no collectible value. This print is a beauty, and as such, an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. One of the iconic American male-nude models of the 20th century. A fine collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER JIM STRYKER, TUCK POWELL, JOE DALLESANDRO, AND BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 15536
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